Quinoa, Lentil, & Apple Stuffing

Recipe by VegOut! Challenge Ambassador & Chef Erin O’Leary Stewart of DEFINE Foods

Quinoa, Lentil, & Apple Stuffing
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Servings Prep Time
8-10 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8-10 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Quinoa, Lentil, & Apple Stuffing
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Servings Prep Time
8-10 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8-10 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
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  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, celery and pinch of red pepper flakes and sauté until translucent. Add the mushrooms, garlic, splash of red wine, a couple Tbsp fresh herbs, and pinch sea salt and continue to cook a few minutes more until mushroom start to cook down. Add the apples (reserving a few slices), vinegar, maple, and spices and cook a few minutes more.
  3. Take off the heat and stir in the quinoa, lentils, hazelnuts and cranberry. Season to taste with sea salt and black pepper. Add vegetable broth, if needed, 2 Tbsp at a time, until mixture is slightly moist.
  4. Transfer to a large baking dish. Add the remaining apple slices and top with more fresh herbs. Bake for 15- 20 minutes, until heated through. Turn oven up to broil and cook 5 minutes longer to crisp the top, watching close to be certain not to burn.
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Tostada Salad with Salsa Verde

Tostada Salad with Salsa Verde
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Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
22 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
22 minutes
Tostada Salad with Salsa Verde
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Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
22 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
22 minutes
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  1. Prepare your mise en place.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  3. Cut tortillas into individual serving sizes with a 2" round cookie cutter
  4. Brush top and bottom tortillas with olive oil, season with salt & pepper
  5. Bake on parchment-lined sheet tray for 8-12 minutes -or until golden.
  6. Meanwhile, preheat grill to high.
  7. Place tomatillos, sweet onion, green onions and poblano on the grill rack and cook until charred-about 10 min on high heat.
  8. Transfer grilled vegetables to a food processor. Pulse until chunky.
  9. Add lime juice, cilantro, and garlic to the food processor and puree until incorporated. Season with salt and pepper. This is your salsa verde! Set aside.
  10. Place beans in a medium mixing bowl and smash with a fork.
  11. Assemble tostadas, starting with a baked tortilla and layering beans, lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, corn, and cheese. Top with another baked tortilla. Serve with salsa verde on the side. Enjoy!
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Hummus

Hummus
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Servings Prep Time
2 1/2 cups 15 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 1/2 cups 15 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
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2 1/2 cups 15 minutes
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5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 1/2 cups 15 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Prepare your mise en place.
  2. Place chickpeas in food processor.
  3. Add lemon juice, garlic, and tahini into food processor.
  4. Blend until almost smooth. Scrape down sides of bowl.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. If the hummus is too thick, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  7. Sprinkle with paprika. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Try dipping carrots, grape tomatoes, bell peppers, or whole-grain crackers in hummus for a delicious treat!

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Garden Pesto

Garden Pesto
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When you've got some extra greens around, try this veggie packed pesto, which can be frozen for later and added to your favorite fall and winter dishes!!!
Servings Prep Time
1 cup 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 cup 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Garden Pesto
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When you've got some extra greens around, try this veggie packed pesto, which can be frozen for later and added to your favorite fall and winter dishes!!!
Servings Prep Time
1 cup 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 cup 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: cup
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Instructions
  1. Prepare your mise en place.
  2. Combine basil, arugula, oregano, garlic and walnuts in a food processor. Pulse until fine.
  3. Add parmesan, red pepper flakes, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Pulse until incorporated.
  4. While food processor is running, stream in olive oil until emulsified.
  5. Use pesto on pasta, sauteed vegetables or in scrambled eggs. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes
  • Pesto can be stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

  • Try freezing pesto in ice cube trays for already portioned single servings to use all season. Frozen pesto will keep for up to 1 month

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Eggplant Tacos

Eggplant Tacos
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Sometimes we want a vegetarian taco! Try using eggplant. This easy recipe cooks in the oven giving you time to prep the other fixings.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 people 30 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 people 30 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Eggplant Tacos
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Sometimes we want a vegetarian taco! Try using eggplant. This easy recipe cooks in the oven giving you time to prep the other fixings.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 people 30 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 people 30 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
Optional Condiments
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  1. Prepare your mise en place.
  2. Preheat oven to 450F.
  3. Combine eggplant, onion, garlic, tomato, jalapeno, cumin and coriander in a large bowl.
  4. Drizzle olive oil over eggplant mixture, toss to coat. Season with salt.
  5. Spread eggplant mixture onto a parchment lined cookie sheet and pop into the oven. Roast for 15 minutes or until vegetables are nicely browned.
  6. Remove eggplant mixture from the oven and cool for 5 minutes. Transfer mixture to a food processor and pulse until chunky.
  7. Serve along with your favorite taco condiments on warmed tortillas, topped with a dollop of sour cream.
Recipe Notes

Optional: Add sliced avocado.

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